dl_boot: can not open /dev/zero ????

dl_boot: can not open /dev/zero ????

Post by Georgiev Georg » Tue, 23 Apr 1996 04:00:00

When I try to login with some other id that root I get a messge dl_boot:
can not open /dev/zero and it's going back to the login prompt. su does
not want to switch to another name also. /dev/zero is on its place, it
has crw-rw-rw permissions, the permissions on my /dev directory are o.k.
and I do not have any nologin file in all my filesystems and no backups
to restore from. What's the trick?

                                Thanks, George


1. dl_boot: open /dev/zero failed

I'm not sure what I've done, but I believe that somehow
my /dev files were changed such that only root can login.

If any user attempts to get into my system they get the error:

dl_boot: open /dev/zero failed!

Does anyone have a solution? My first attempt will be to reinstall
the base linux distribution with the hopes that whatever was changed
or corrupted will be fixed..but I'd like to know what caused this.

Thanks for any suggestions or help.

Dan DeSlover


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